July 22, 2018

Soil microbial community structure during pedogenesis; microbes in forest ecosystem; microbes of turbid Korean wines, of Mexican cheese; evaluating genomic diversity of viruses using a common bioinformatics platform and a lot more for today’s digest.

General microbiome

Nature’s conductors: what can microbial multi-heme cytochromes teach us about electron transport and biological energy conversion? – Grace W Chong – Current Opinion in Chemical Biology

Proteins of generalist and specialist pathogens differ in their amino acid composition – Luz P Blanco – Life Science Alliance

Human gut microbiome

Inhibiting Growth of Clostridioides difficile by Restoring Valerate, Produced by the Intestinal Microbiota – Julie A.K. McDonald – Gastroenterology

Animal experiments 

Bifidobacterium pseudolongum in the Ceca of Rats Fed Hi-Maize Starch Has Characteristics of a Keystone Species in Bifidobacterial Blooms – Manuela Centanni – Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Plant, root, and soil microbiome

Microbial Compositions and Enzymes of a Forest Ecosystem in Alabama: Initial Response to Thinning and Burning Management Selections – Fritz A. Ntoko – Open Journal of Forestry

Changes in soil microbial community structure in relation to plant succession and soil properties during 4000 years of pedogenesis – Shankar G. Shanmugam – European Journal of Soil Biology

Microbial Diversities and Potential Hazards of Korean Turbid Rice Wines (makgeolli): Multivariate Analyses – Nam Hee Kim – Food Microbiology

Impact of the South-to-North water diversion on the soil microbial community structure in the Miyun Reservoir riparian zone – Jiangqi Qu – IOP Science

The soil microbial foodweb revisited with metatranscriptomics – predatory Myxobacteria as keystone taxon? – Sebastian Petters – bioRxiv

Built environment 

Black water collected from the septic tank treated with a living machine system: HRT effect and microbial community structure – Zhan Jin – Chemosphere

Microbial communities and functional genes of nitrogen cycling in an electrolysis augmented constructed wetland treating wastewater treatment plant effluent – Pengfei Zhang –  Chemosphere

Food microbiology

Profiling of bacterial and fungal communities of Mexican cheeses by high throughput DNA sequencing – Selvasankar Murugesan – Food Research International

Phages and viruses

Evaluation of the genomic diversity of viruses infecting bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes using a common bioinformatic platform: steps towards a unified taxonomy – Pakorn Aiewsakun -Journal of General Virology


Network-based genetic investigation of virulence-associated phenotypes in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – Chan Yeong Kim – Scientific Reports

Environmental proteomic studies: closer step to understand bacterial biofilms – Anupama Rani – World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Metabolic engineering strategies for enhanced shikimate biosynthesis: current scenario and future developments – Muhammad Bilal – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

A culture-independent method for studying transfer of IncI1 plasmids from wild-type Escherichia coli in complex microbial communities – Mehreen Anjum – Journal of Microbiological Methods


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